ELDERLY residents were left in pain, sleeping on dining room tables and lying in urine-soaked beds at a care home that was shut down after years of complaints.

Horrific details have emerged of conditions at Acorn Park care home in East Kilbride which was closed last year after a damning inspection by the Care Inspectorate, which had issued a formal warning to the owners six year previously.

The last inspection report reveals there were a“catalogue of failings” by management firm Bute House Ltd. at the privately-run home which looked after up to 36 elderly people with physical disabilities and dementia.

One resident told inspectors that the buzzer in her room was answered “if she was lucky”.

Calls for help and requests for basic items such as food and drink by residents were routinely ignored or denied.

An inspector was forced to intervene and provide food for one resident who had waited more than an hour for breakfast.

Due to the seriousness of their concerns, social work, health, environmental health and fire and rescue were called in to assist with the inspection last August.

In their report, inspectors said: “Residents spent almost all of their day with no interaction, stimulation and at times no supervision.

“They were left to sit passively staring into space, bored, un-engaged and at times in a state of confusion and anxiety. Although large numbers often sat in the sitting room, we saw it was a very lonely place for most residents.”

In 2015, the Evening Times told how a a nurse working at the home had been struck off after forgetting to give nine residents medicine.

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